Saturday, April 28, 2018

Stopping the Moon

I have battled with getting the Crossbow equatorial platform working with the 17.5" reflector for several months,  and I was getting ready to return it.   Wednesday night, I was able to get it properly aligned on North and even at 500X, the Moon was completely stopped in its tracks.  (And 500X was at the top limit for the atmospheric conditions on Wednesday night. ) Absolutely no motion was visible.   I expect to do astrophotography with the big scope again.

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